Mysterious Bosnian Miracle: Tvrtko’s Obelisk

Bosnian obelisk is located in a village called Bačići near a small town of Olovo. People know very little about it. 

According to historians, this obelisk was built in the 14th century by the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I Kotromanić.

Tvrtko I is considered to be one of the greatest kings in the Balkan region. He was a great warrior that conquered most of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian region and even parts of what is today Croatia and Serbia. 

Nobody knows for sure why did he decide to build an obelisk in the middle of woods, but there is an interesting legend about it.

According to the legend Tvrtko went hunting in the woods and was wounded by wild hogs. He built the obelisk in the same spot.

There is nothing similar to this construction to be found anywhere else in Bosnia. 

About 50 kilometers from here is the town of Visoko, where Tvrtko I was crowned. Later on, he lived in this town, and there are many legends that he lived on the top of the pyramid-shaped hill. In 2005 that hill was actually a subject of scientific research under the presumption that it is actually a pyramid.